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How to Find Part-time Jobs for a 16-year-old

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Looking for a part time job for a 16-year-old? There are several options for you and most are easy to find. Read on to learn how to approach your search.

Read local newspapers. Often times, the classified jobs section will contain several part-time job postings for teenagers. Sunday editions are often best.

Visit the part-time job section on Craigslist.org. Be sure to search within the appropriate city and call ahead to ensure that the employer is legitimate before scheduling an interview.

Search Internet job sites. Many large cities have their own employment websites where part-time job postings can be found. Avoid professional job websites like Monster.com and Careerbuilder.com as they are geared toward older applicants.

Check bulletin boards in local gyms and community centers where part-time job postings can sometimes be found. Circulating these places may also mean you'll find the job that excites you as you'll likely be able to work where you "play."

Talk with the area's high school counselor. He may be in contact with local employers that seek part-time teenage help.

Take the initiative to call businesses in your area that hire teenagers. Swimming pools, community centers and golf courses all traditionally employ 16 year olds. If a 16-year-old can have a drivers license in your state, you can also try businesses that hire drivers.

Ask relatives if they need help around the house. Offer to do it for free -- they will probably insist on paying you anyway. While you won't technically be working for a company, you can still earn a good amount of money performing odd jobs like cutting grass or cleaning pools.

Tip

Part-time jobs for 16 year olds are generally more prevalent in the summertime and during the holiday season, although several employers still hire teenagers that can work after school.

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